Mother and Sister 2022 Video, 9 minutes Made with my mother and sister, chocolate pudding, bath tub
Mother 2022 Video, 4 minutes Made with my mother, chocolate, pudding, bath tub
An experimental film that explores the familial bond through a horror lens. Amorphous shapeshifters conspire to one another in a bath oozing with liquid so heavy and thick it drags all movement into its prowess. The matter shapes and moves those immersed in it, allowing them to disappear and find their conditions for being within it. The intimacy between the beings soaking in the bath reveals itself in the affection that shapes them, ushers them ever closer to each other. The camera a sinister participant in the play unfolding in its wake.
The bath is alienated until it becomes an obscure space where matter begets matter. Using genre horror aesthetics (body horror and kaiki cinema), ‘Mother’ and ‘Mother and Sister’ search for alternate ways of being with and understanding the familial bond.
Supported by Pictoright Steunfonds Startende Makers 2022